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Lindsay B. Killen

Vice President for Strategic Outreach & Communications

Lindsay Killen is vice president for strategic outreach and communications at the Mackinac Center and member of the Board of Policy Advisors at the Heartland Institute. Prior to joining the Mackinac Center, Mrs. Killen was director of policy at the Beacon Center of Tennessee, where she worked directly with the President & CEO to develop annual policy initiatives, oversaw the publication of all policy briefs, reports and special studies, and acted as the Center’s liaison to members of the Tennessee General Assembly.

Mrs. Killen has been working in the free market public policy movement for over ten years, beginning her career in Washington, D.C. in 2004. She interned with retired Tennessee Congressman William Jenkins (R- 1st Dist.), Young America’s Foundation and Freedom Alliance before joining the Freedom Alliance staff and managing outreach to organizations for the Sean Hannity Freedom Concerts with Lt.Col. Oliver North. Mrs. Killen then worked as coalitions manager and associate editor at Townhall.com and later managed new media for the Mercatus Center. In 2010, Mrs. Killen left Washington for the West Coast, where she directed the marketing and communications department at the Independent Institute in Oakland, CA.

Her popular columns have appeared in Forbes, The Washington Times, Daily Caller, Townhall.com and others. A native of East Tennessee, Mrs. Killen attended Albion College in Michigan, prior to obtaining her B.A. in political science and classical history from the University of Tennessee. She and her husband Jeff were married in Glen Arbor, Michigan in the summer of 2017 and live happily in Midland, Michigan with their wolfhound, Nala.

From Lindsay B. Killen

How We Respond to Our Environment in the New Year

Plaintiffs Sue New Jersey for Failing to Protect Employee Freedoms

Complementary My Pay, My Say Campaign Launched To Inform Public Workers … more

The Makings of a Meaningful Policy Campaign

Supreme Court Restores, Strengthens Rights For Millions Of Public Employees In Janus Ruling

My Pay My Say is a national campaign to educate and empower workers to exercise these rights … more

Lawmakers Repeal Prevailing Wage and Pass Work Requirements for Able-Bodied Medicaid Population

Repeal of union wage mandates and application of Medicaid work requirements will benefit taxpayers and Michigan’s economy … more

Health Policy Consensus Group Calls for Short-Term Health Plan Reform

Organizations across the country urge Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to make short-term plans renewable … more

As Medicaid Costs Skyrocket, States Have a New Opportunity to Innovate

New guidance on work requirements indicates potential for reforms … more